Your guide, Rick Roman, has been living on the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula for over 30 years. When he was 27, he and his wife Wendy purchased 50 acres of land and hand crafted their log house from the forest around them. Rick's quest for adventure began with his move to the Bruce Peninsula, and has really never let up!
Rick is passionate about the natural world and particularly the Bruce Peninsula. This passion has lead him down paths as a natural builder, environmentalist, outdoor enthusiast, and now EcoAdventures Guide. He has been building and teaching natural low impact construction for 3 decades. Rick has been active in the peninsula's environment group (BPEG) for many years, as a board member, as chair, and as part of the media committee. He sat on the Community White Cedar Working Committee, to establish better forestry practices for the Bruce Peninsula. He has worked with the Biosphere Association for the the last few years, developing and maintaining their website, and supporting their initiatives. He also built this website. Rick loves to hike (bushwack), mountain bike, back country ski, snowshoe, kayak and white water canoe. Rick is a certified Master Naturalist through Lakehead University and has completed his Remote First Aid. He comes to EcoAdventures with a wealth of local knowledge and a desire to take others on paths less traveled.
Lenore Keeshig of the Wolf Clan is a traditional storyteller, poet and an award-wining author from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation on the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula. She works as a naturalist, providing educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the Saugeen/Bruce Peninsula and the Great Lakes. Lenore’s first book of poetry, Running on the March Wind, was published in 2015 by Quattro Press. Before that, her work appeared in a number of anthologies. She has produced three children’s books: Bird Talk (1991) and Emma and the Tree (1996), and The Truth About Nibbles (2005) co-authored with her husband, David McLaren. She is the recipient of: Living the Dream Book Award (1993), and an Author’s Award (1988)